Groton Parks & Recreation: Get Involved
Vision: Groton, Connecticut is a community where everyone feels welcome and included, and has opportunity to live, work and play in a safe healthy environment.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to build up Groton, Connecticut as a happy, healthy, more connected community. We do this by offering affordable, inclusive recreational programming; working with community partners to promote events and bring services to communities of socioeconomic need; and building and maintaining a thriving system of accessible parks, trails, and recreational facilities.
Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory board that assists the Department in carrying out its mission. Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Groton Senior Center.
Golf Advisory Board
The Golf Advisory Board assists the Department in implementing the National Golf Foundation Study's recommendations, and serves as an advocacy group for Shennecossett Golf Course. The Board makes recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission. Meetings are normally held on the first Monday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. at the Spicer House.
Trail Coordinating Task Force
The Trail Coordinating Task Force is comprised of various municipal departments, elected officials, local conservation and land steward organizations and a public utility (see below). The goals of the task force are to:
- Assist in the planning and development of trails in accordance with Trail Master Plan.
- Seek funding sources for trail development and assist in the securing of such funds.
- Make recommendations regarding signage, markings and use policies.
- Serve as an educational and advocacy group for the use and expansion of the trail network within Groton.
The task force meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Senior Center.
Groton Parks and Recreation depends on volunteers to serve the community. Apply now!